68 episodes

Trends + Tensions presented by BHDP explores the inherent conflicts between emerging trends and longstanding traditions in higher education, retail, and workplace design and architecture, and the impact those have on the places we all learn, shop, work, and live. Host and strategist Brian Trainer guides conversations with internal and external guests as they dive into real-world problems and how architecture and design can help solve them.

Email trendsandtensions@bhdp.com with topic suggestions or if you'd like to join the conversation.

Trends + Tensions presented by BHDP BHDP Architecture

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Trends + Tensions presented by BHDP explores the inherent conflicts between emerging trends and longstanding traditions in higher education, retail, and workplace design and architecture, and the impact those have on the places we all learn, shop, work, and live. Host and strategist Brian Trainer guides conversations with internal and external guests as they dive into real-world problems and how architecture and design can help solve them.

Email trendsandtensions@bhdp.com with topic suggestions or if you'd like to join the conversation.

    The Science Behind Connectedness in the Workplace

    The Science Behind Connectedness in the Workplace

    Connectedness is one of the basic primal needs every person seeks. As designers, we must consider how connectedness affects organizations and their people so we can continue to define the future of work. In anticipation of an upcoming WORKTECH Chicago presentation on July 19, our guests, Dr. Dustin Jackson, Associate Director of Transformation Advisory at Cognizant, and Samantha Delabar, Design Leader at BHDP, discuss the topic of connectedness as it relates to the workplace. They dive into what it means, why it matters, and how employers can support connectedness in the physical workplace as well as a distributed work ecosystem.

    • 22 min
    Rethink and Reboot Strategy: Revisiting Campus Master Plans

    Rethink and Reboot Strategy: Revisiting Campus Master Plans

    Community colleges play a vital role in educating our future workforce. Now more than ever, colleges and universities must think strategically about how the physical campus can keep pace with their educational role. Ron Schumacher, President of Terra State Community College; Todd Hernandez, President of Northwest State Community College; Jennifer Fehnrich, Client Relations Manager at Poggemeyer Design Group, A Kleinfelder Company; and Tom Sens, Client Leader at BHDP, join the podcast for a discussion about the importance of campus master plans and what the process of creating one has taught them.

    • 21 min
    Introducing Communities of Work

    Introducing Communities of Work

    A community of work shares traits with a number of communities we encounter in our everyday lives. And like those communities, a community of work happens organically—from the relationships we build, our shared interests and motivations, and our common goals. Valerie Garrett, VP and Director of Workplace Design at Fifth Third Bank, and Dr. Justin Ferguson, Lead Strategist at BHDP, discuss how the workplace can support the people doing the work—and their communities—and not just the work itself.

    • 27 min
    When Laboratory and Workplace Design Converge

    When Laboratory and Workplace Design Converge

    A workplace is wherever people are working. Therefore, a laboratory is as much of a workplace as any office, and keeping people as a focus when designing is just as important for employee success, retention, and attraction. When gene therapy development company Forge Biologics began the process to renovate their facility—a combination of laboratories, offices, collaboration spaces, and more—the design team kept this principle central to their process. Our guests are Jaysson Eicholtz, Co-Founder and COO of Forge; Shannon Ryan, BHDP Senior Interior Designer on the project; and Daniel Lessing, BHDP Client Leader with experience in the cell and gene therapy sector.

    • 24 min
    Aligning Brand Identity with the Campus Experience: Part 2

    Aligning Brand Identity with the Campus Experience: Part 2

    In higher education, communicating your brand often happens through more than one channel. From online, virtual experiences to in-person, human interactions, thoughtful messaging is critical. Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) can help with that. Two higher education communications experts, Janice Supplee of Cedarville University and Brad Chamberlain of Luther College, join Bill Thiemann, Director of EGD at BHDP, and Host Brian Trainer in a two-part discussion on their experience in effective brand expression. When done right, it’s a fully integrated experience for all—students, parents, faculty, and staff.

    • 14 min
    Aligning Brand Identity with the Campus Experience: Part 1

    Aligning Brand Identity with the Campus Experience: Part 1

    In higher education, communicating your brand often happens through more than one channel. From online, virtual experiences to in-person, human interactions, thoughtful messaging is critical. Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) can help with that. Two higher education communications experts, Janice Supplee of Cedarville University and Brad Chamberlain of Luther College, join Bill Thiemann, Director of EGD at BHDP, and Host Brian Trainer in a two-part discussion on their experience in effective brand expression. When done right, it’s a fully integrated experience for all—students, parents, faculty, and staff.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

CyB1937 ,

Interesting perspectives and conversations

The topics so far are both interesting and informative and the perspectives come off as honest and well thought out.

Kim A S ,

Trends and tensions

Interesting forward look on our health and wellness culture. Hoping that this information is taken to heart by those who hear these podcasts and can be implemented to create a healthier culture for workplaces and individuals.

Tino24 ,

Fascinating

Love the conversations so far and really looking forward to more. The host asks some great questions, almost as if he is reading my mind.

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
Rusty Quill
Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser
Snap Judgment and PRX